Each year, the city of Lancaster host the California Poppy Festival which attracts thousands of visitors to Lancaster. To promote their culinary program and showcase the talented faculty and students at the University of Antelope Valley, the school organized the record attempt for the Largest dessert decorating lesson at the festival. UAV’s Professional Baking & Pastry instructor Gino Anaya thought a 30-minute lesson along with current students to demonstrate the simplicity of decorating cupcakes. With 1,401 participants in attendance, the successful record attempt brought the community of Lancaster together.
Engage students with the power of record-breaking
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Rider University, the school wanted a fun event that honored its founding father and namesake Andrew J. Rider, a cranberry farmer who introduced the cranberry to the queen of England. The University decided to attempt the record for the Longest line of fruits to reflect its founding father's passion. Through teamwork the University community - students, staff, alumni and friends - worked together to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Longest line of fruit. After six hours and 10,036 cranberries later, Rider University celebrated its first world record.
The University of Massachusetts was celebrating its 150th anniversary. To mark the occasion and to raise awareness of its facilities, the University of Massachusetts Dining Services wished to stage a record attempt during the first week of school on campus to welcome student, faculty, staff and area residents to the campus for a new school year. The concept of creating the world’s Largest fruit salad was accepted and 369 volunteers helped build the salad consisting of 150 different varieties of fruit. The final fruit salad weighed 6,935.88 kg. (15,291 lb) and was distributed to the new students.
World music education initiative, Inpire-Works, wanted to support the launch of the second Street Child World Cup - a global campaign that brings street children from around the world together to play football and raise awareness about their lives. Running parallel to the world famous Rio Carnival, over 1,500 children aged between seven and 16 from 27 London schools, got into the carnival spirit to set a new record title for the Largest Samba band at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The children were joined by dancers from the London School of Samba to perform a specially-commissioned piece of music for the attempt.
Hacettepe University in Ankara is Turkey’s premier medical university. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the finding the structure of DNA double helix, and to engage high schools students from around the city, the university staged an attempt for the Largest human DNA helix. Students from the university and Ankara’s schools joined university personnel to create a double helix which included two side chains and four different bases. The record was achieved by 3,034 participants.
CK School of Practical Knowledge in Tamil Nadu, India wanted to educate its students aged seven to 15 on the importance of self-defence. The record attempt for Most people performing a kata, which was achieved by 809 students, also formed a platform for the school to also educate students on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Guido de Brès School in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands was celebrating the 50th anniversary of its establishment. To engage students in this celebration the school wished to create the Largest field trip. With the support of Guinness World Records the record title was created and the final event, which took place at Attraction Park Walibi Holland, involved 1,872 participants.